For the second time in history the Croatian leg of the FIS Ski World Cup – the Vip Snow Queen Trophy, which has been held on Sljeme in the capital Zagreb, has been cancelled…
Zagreb’s mild, snow-less winter thus far has put paid to the ski showcase, which was set for 5 and 6 January 2016, for the second time. In 2014 the race also had to be cancelled for the same reasons.
“We have carefully looked at the amount of snow forecast for the coming days and we can not see a situation where we can guarantee a race on Sljeme for the world’s best skiers. The organising committee have done all they could, but unfortunately we have to cancel the race,” Emmanuel Couder, from the International Ski Federation said after examining the course on the weekend in Zagreb.
Zagreb has not received any significant snow yet this winter, and bright sunny skies and warm temperatures greeted coarse inspectors on the weekend before they made the decision.
Races will now take place on 5 and 6 January in Santa Caterina, Italy. (pic: Archive/FIS)